It’s a motherboard, it’s a video card, it’s an SSD…it’s an external HDD enclosure?!! That is right folks, today we have an opportunity to review another external HDD enclosure from Vantec. Instead of the HX4R I reviewed a couple months ago, we have its little brother, the HX2R to look at this time around. About the only difference is how many drives the enclosure holds, two with this model, versus four. I do not expect there to be too much of a difference in anything, but we will put it through its paces anyway and see what’s shaking!
Looking at the title one can immediately notice this is not a CPU, GPU, or motherboard. Though it may resemble a coffee maker just a bit, it certain isn’t! All joking aside we have an External HDD enclosure from Vantec, the NexStar HX4R, to look at today. The enclosure offers several levels of RAID and the ability to hold up to four HDD’s and up to 16TB of data. Let’s take a closer look!